The estranged husband of “Jersey Shore” star Jenni “JWoww” Farley denies her recent claims that he's been abusive as the couple remains locked in what appears to be a contentious divorce.
Farley, 32, called Roger Mathews an "abuser to the core" as she shared a troubling video on her website earlier this week that appears to show him physically abusing her. Mathews fired back in an Instagram statement of his own on Thursday night, calling himself a “heartbroken man” and referring to a “long, rambling rant” that he said was “highly erroneous and had many lies in it.”
After explaining that he originally intended to read a prepared statement from his attorney but instead decided to “shoot from the hip,” Mathews confirmed that he will be addressing the issue in court.
“We’ve proven Jenni and her attorneys to be liars in the past and we will do it again,” he said, adding later, “I know that we have the preponderance of truth on our side. I know that there’s a deep-rooted history of this, a deep-rooted history of this, playing the victim. We have the preponderance of evidence, truth, the witnesses and the testimony.”
“My concern is my children and I will not stop until I have my children,” he said.
Mathews also posted a lengthy letter from his legal team addressed to a judge accusing Farley of creating a “false narrative” of abuse.
The former couple tied the knot in 2015 and share two children together.
In a lengthy statement shared on her website earlier this week, Farley posted “a message to Roger,” accusing him of being abusive, cheating on her and lying. She also included a number of videos featuring their arguments, including a clip that appears to show Mathews pushing Farley down as children cry in the background.
“I have been broken down, beaten, hospitalized, traumatized, threatened, degraded, battered, and abused,” Farley wrote. “I got out. I stand strong today.”
Farley and Mathews have been in conflict for months now. Farley filed for divorce in September and, despite the fact that the pair seemingly celebrated their anniversary together the following month, police were called to their New Jersey home in December to help resolve what Toms River Police Department called a “civil matter,” according to USA Today. Police transported Mathews to a separate location, and Farley was awarded a temporary restraining order, the outlet reports.
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